SS Hamburg (1926)

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Yuri Dolgoruki
Yuri Dolgoruki
History
Weimer Republic
Name: SS Hamburg
Owner: Hamburg America Line
Route: HamburgNew York City
Builder: Blohm & Voss, Hamburg, Germany
Yard number: 473
Launched: 14 November 1925
In service: 28 March 1926
Fate: Sold to the Kriegsmarine
Nazi Germany
Name: Hamburg
Operator: Kriegsmarine
Commissioned: 1 January 1940
Fate: Sunk by mine, 7 March 1945
Soviet Union
Name: Yuri Dolgoruki
Acquired: By salvage, 1950
In service: 12 July 1960
Fate: Scrapped, 1977
General characteristics
Type: Ocean liner
Tonnage: 22,117 GRT
Displacement: 28,000 t (27,560 long tons)
Length: 206.50 m (677 ft 6 in)
Beam: 24 m (78 ft 9 in)
Height: 16.92 m (55 ft 6 in)
Draught: 9.95 m (32 ft 8 in)
Decks: 5
Installed power: 28,000 PS (20,590 kW; 27,620 shp)
Propulsion: 2 steam turbines, 2 5.20 m (17.1 ft) propellers
Speed: 19 knots (35 km/h; 22 mph)
Range: 9,600 nmi (17,800 km; 11,000 mi) at 19 knots
Capacity:
  • 222 first class passengers
  • 471 second class
  • 456 third class

SS Hamburg was a German ocean liner owned by the Hamburg America Line, built by the Blohm & Voss of Hamburg, Germany and launched in 1925. She had a sister ship, SS New York. They were similar to the SS Albert Ballin.

During World War II, the ship became a naval accommodation ship for the Kriegsmarine in 1940 and served with the 7th U-boat Flotilla in Kiel. Reassigned to 3rd U-boat Flotilla on 1 March 1941, Hamburg was transferred to 6th U-boat Flotilla in Danzig in October. From June 1943, Hamburg was relocated to Gotenhafen and assigned to 8th U-boat Flotilla. On 7 March 1945 during the evacuation of Germans from the Eastern Front, she struck a mine and sank off Saßnitz in position 54°30′00″N 13°42′02″E / 54.50000°N 13.70056°E / 54.50000; 13.70056Coordinates: 54°30′00″N 13°42′02″E / 54.50000°N 13.70056°E / 54.50000; 13.70056.[1]

The wreck was raised by the Soviets and converted to a whaler at Warnowwerft, Warnemünde from 7 November 1950. Becoming Yuri Dolgoruki, the ship was put in service on 12 July 1960. She was then broken up in 1977.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gröner 1988, pp. 75–76.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gröner, Erich (1988). Hilfsschiffe II: Lazarettschiffe, Wohnschiffe, Schulschiffe, Forschungsfahrzeuge, Hafenbetriebsfahrzeuge (I). Die deutschen Kriegsschiffe 1815–1945 (in German). V. Koblenz: Bernard & Graefe. ISBN 3-7637-4804-0. 

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